CAPTION FROM KORN: "2013 will be a great year for Korn."
Last summer, groundbreaking musical act KORN, were rejoined by former guitarist Brian "Head" Welch at the Carolina Rebellion festival at the legendary Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina to perform the bands classic hit song "Blind". Welch left KORN in 2005 to become a born-again Christian after years of hard drug and alcohol abuse while in the band. Although Welch has a NEW band called LOVE AND DEATH, both he and KORN bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu said that a reunion could be possible one day under the right conditions.
Until yesterday (February 19), the big question was whither or not "Head" will return to the band full time. According to the bands NEW group shot (see above), "Head" is back in the band! It is well known within the music industry that bands only update their group shots when they have a NEW lineup or when they are entering a NEW album cycle.
During a recent interview with Rollingstone.com, "Head" was asked about the possibility of the U.S. getting a full Korn tour with himself in tow. To that he replied: “We’re going slow. We’re hanging out when I’ve got time, but I’ve got my album out, and they’re busy doing their stuff. But I’d say anything is possible right now.”
"Head" is scheduled to join the band at a number of shows this spring/summer; including the “Rock On The Range” festival in Columbus, Ohio in May (more info HERE). "Head" will also be part of next year's edition of the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals, set to take place June 7-9, 2013 in the German towns of Nürburgring and Nürnberg, respectively.
Stay tuned for an official statement from the band regarding the re-addition of "Head" to the band.